Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pattern and lace...

As I'm sure you can imagine, much of the attire you see in a law office is drab. Most business suits are drab, even the decor, walls and carpet here are drab. I, however, am not drab.  And I refuse to allow my drab environment to suck me in. So even if I'm alone in it, I will bring color to the drabness I spend the bulk of my day in.  By my clothes and by my smile.

Shirt: Zara (first seen here) // Skirt: Mango // Heels: Calvin Klein
Thought it's hard to tell from the pictures, my skirt is actually navy lace, and my blouse is more of a sheer fabric.  The shape and length of the skirt are totally work appropriate, but the texture of the lace is more fun than just a solid.

Necklace: Newport News (old) // Shoes: Calvin Klein
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Engagement party ensemble...

Hubby and I had the pleasure and honor of helping our friends celebrate their engagement this past weekend. It was a beautiful but cool day in Los Angeles that day, and the party wasn't until dusk. They told us it wasn't anything fancy, but still wanted to look a little dressy for the special occasion.  Plus I didn't know anything about the location, so I wanted to be warm enough in case I had to spend time outside.

Blazer: Zara // Top: J. Crew // Pants: Old Navy // Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target // Bag: Michael Kors // Necklace: Mango

Monday, February 25, 2013

Be our guest....

What kind of fashion blog would I be if I didn't do a post today about the Oscars? Did you watch? I have to say, about the show, that I liked Seth McFarland as a host. I felt like his humor was just enough and mostly non-offensive, and the intro was a performance that actually made the show a Show, and it was great to see all the other actors that participated performing with him. But of course, the real reason anyone watchs is the fashion. Who is wearing what. Here are some of my faves and least faves, from the Oscars and the after parties.

HIT: Halle Berry in Armani Prive - Sometimes its hard to tell if someone looks gorgeous because of how they are put together, or if they are gorgeous just because they are gorgeous. I think Halle is both. She looks gorgeous in street clothes, so here she looks like a movie star.  She said she wanted to go to the awards looking like a Bond girl, and this is what they made for her.  Unique and flattering, just enough skin.

HIT: Charlize Theron in Dior - she looks stunning, though I think you could put her in a burlap sack and she'd look stunning.  Actually, the dress itself is kind of boring, but as a complete package (I love that she can wear hair like that) she looks like a movie star.

HIT: Nicole Kidman in Elie Saab - This picture doesn't do her hair and makeup justice, but Nicole looked flawless last night. I read somewhere that this dress looked like liquid, and it really did. I want to know what undergarments she was wearing, b/c her figure was flawless.
HIT: Lily Colins in Zuhair Murad - I don't know what the front looked like, but from the back everything works: the hair the dress, the earrings.  Love the color on her.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Instaweek....

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are 8,000 for you...

Top L: chilly day in LA requires a turtleneck and a hummingbird brooch; R: a chilly night in LA requires a snuggly puppy
Bottom L: A gloomy day in LA brightened by some calla lilies; R: headed to the gym at lunch.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dressed up for dinner...

I've never followed the "no whites after Labor Day" "rule".  That's just silly to me.  Granted, I find that 'winter white' feels a bit more seasonally appropriate during the colder months, but white white works year round.  You just need to incorporate it in seasonally appropriate ways.  Like in a jacket. A fun, structured jacket with extra detailing.
Jacket: Forever21 // Necklace: Forever21 //  Dress: ????, got it on HauteLook (old) // Heels: Calvin Klein

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Goodie time....

My pink box of fun came for February, and I have had the chance to sample everything.  This is what we had this month:
  • Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
  • WEI Pomegranate Buffing Beads
  • WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask
  • Juicy Couture Couture La La
  • TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray
  • Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Squares

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Winter leopard...

This week has been cold for LA again. I say again, because we were having a cold wave (opposite of heat wave?) for several weeks in January and it was all anyone could talk about. Jimmy Kimmel did a recap:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Good things in a small package...

If you have an extra 6 minutes today, and love the talent that is movie making, watch this adorable short, by Disney Animation. Nominated for an Acadamy Award for Best Animated Short Film, its set in 1940's New York.  Its a lovely little piece.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Office brights...

I'm on a mission to find office appropriate outfits that are not drab.  I spend my days (just for the pay) in a law office, and while it could be worse, it's pretty drab. The decor is from I think the '70s, and aside from the sporadically-placed colorful but what-the-heck-is-that-supposed-to-be artwork, everything is dull around here.  I'm trying be be a bright spot amongst it all. This outfit helps with that.
Top: Forever21 // Bottoms: Mango // Shoes: Anne Klein

Monday, February 4, 2013

Red-y or not...

As I mentioned earlier, I am going to try to post more apparel pictures, and today is one of those days. I must disclaimer that the pictures are not the best possible.  Saturday turned out to be a great day for talking pctures outside, but I ended up sick.  Then Sunday when I was feeling better, it was a bit sunny, plus it was Super Bowl, and my husband and I spent the morning in the kitchen prepping food, then the afternoon at our friends house to watch the game. Didn't get home until after dark, so the pictures ended up just being in the house (boring!) with the iPhone.  Ah well. Next time.

Friday, February 1, 2013

My week in pictures...

Happy Friday!
Left to Right, Top: Thursday office leopard print, Lu_Magoo with a floppy ear, Wednesday office feet;
Middle: Sweet treat after dinner, a beautiful day in LA after some rain, hot yumminess on a cold night;
Bottom: Ride home from the weekend gym visit, exploring the neighborhood, morning hair.
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